July 31st, 2015
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July 8th, 2015
Dierk König discovered 7 GUIs: A Notational Usability Benchmark for GUI Programming and we thought it would be great to have an OpenDolphin implementation of it.
For me not necessarily the notational usability aspect is important but to find a good OpenDolphin implementation.
So far I have implemented 3 of the GUIs. In the descriptions of the examples I will explain
how I implemented them and what I have learned while doing it.
Some of the 7 GUIs are only concerned with UI toolkit functionality.
Since I want to focus on the ones which are more insteresting from an OpenDolphin point of view I skipped those for now.
For the client technology I decided to use JavaFX in a simple programmatic way but will try to find the time to do a HTML GUI in the future.
Since github supports Asciidoctor I decided to use that format for the descriptions of the individual examples, which brings back the fun in writing and the documentation close to the code.
When you go through the descriptions I recommend that you look at the original description of 7 GUIs: A Notational Usability Benchmark for GUI Programming.
Here is the list of the currently implemented GUIs with their descriptions:
Sven Ehrke, @syendar
March 13th, 2014
The OpenDolphin project has released version 0.9.
The inclusion of the web client OpenDolphin.js allows to share the same OpenDolphin application on desktop and web, including mobile web.
OpenDolphin on many devices
The push capability has been moved from the demos into the OpenDolphin core and is now an official feature with a simple API, standard behavior, and – as always – the option the replace the default implementation with your preferred technology.
Both OpenDolphin.js and the push capability in combination with the existing OpenDolphin features allow for new interesting use cases many of which are show-cased in this release:
- multi-device applications where the same application runs on many devices
- re-connect to an application exactly where you left off even after a longer offline period
- follow-me applications where you start your work on one device – let’s says on the road with a smartphone or a tablet – and complete your work in the office with a desktop application for longer text entries
- team-applications where a whole team works collaboratively and everybody immediately sees all contributions from all other team members, avoiding double-work and conflicts, and mutually completing, correcting, and helping with each other’s work
- point-of-sale solutions where personnel shares a limited set of workstations, freely moving between them and always having their latest context available
- application integration where you combine the strength of different view technologies, say JavaFX for the layout and web technology for charting, into an integrated OpenDolphin application.
Furthermore, a number of performance enhancements and consistency checks have been included.
Please find the full list of changes in the release notes and check out the latest demos.